New issue of Essence might as well be renamed 'Wigs and Weaves'

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That's Richard Prince's observation. "The overwhelming number of images [in the March issue] show black women wearing hair that isn't naturally theirs or doesn't seem to be," he writes. Essence's spokeswoman tells Prince that "making such a broad generalization based on just one issue of the magazine obscures the brand and its inclusiveness over the past 40 years."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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